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Overview: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Anatolian Mastiff, is a large ancient dog from the Northern Urfa Mountains of Southern Turkey. Bred to withstand the extremes of either hot or freezing conditions, this mighty dog is an ideal guardian of livestock and has a low prey drive, which means they protect rather than attack other animals. Loyal and devoted, this dog makes an ideal family companion and is extremely tolerant of young children, even as far as letting them ride them like a horse. They will protect your family with their own lives, but mostly their sheer size and weight are deterrent enough for any foolish intruder. The Anatolian Mastiff has been employed as family guardians, livestock guardians and Service dogs; As a guardian and protector of stock, they are superbly suited for the task, and have the ability to take on any threat to their charges. They are calm and gentle with sheep and are often part of the flock, sleeping right beside them. As a companion, they are adorable and affectionate. They are huge, but very gentle. By the time they reach four years old, the Females are often 35 to 36 inches and 190 lbs. Males often reach 36 to 37 inches and 260 lbs. (Please do not confuse with Anatolian Shepherd, which is a different breed)
Breed Group: Mastiff
Weight (lbs): Males 220 to 250 lbs; Females 180+
Height (in): 35 to 37 inches
Colors: fawn
Coat: Short, dense, soft
Character: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Anatolian Mastiff, aka BOZ, is an ideal guardian of livestock and has a low prey drive, which means they protect rather than attack other animals. Loyal and devoted, this dog makes an ideal family companion and is extremely tolerant of young children, even as far as letting them ride them like a horse. They will protect your family with their own lives, but mostly their sheer size and weight are deterrent enough for any foolish intruder. The Anatolian Mastiff has been employed as family guardians, as security dogs, and the police have utilized them in the forces. As a guardian and protector of stock, they are superbly suited for the task, and have the ability to take on any threat to their charges. They are calm and gentle with sheep and are often part of the flock, sleeping right beside them. As a companion, they are adorable and affectionate. Even though they are a huge mastiff breed, they are very gentle and they do not drool. By the time they reach four years old, the Females are often 35 to 36 inches and 190 lbs. Males often reach 36 to 37 inches and 250 lbs
Temperament: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Anatolian Mastiff, aka BOZ, They are calm and gentle with sheep and are often part of the flock, sleeping right beside them. As a companion, they are adorable and affectionate. Even though they are a huge mastiff breed, they are very gentle and they do not drool
Care: occasional brushing; they don't drool
Training: quick learners, easily trained; They are born with their devoted loyal nature, very gentle with family and children.
Activity: Family dogs, companions, livestock guardians, devoted members of family
Health Issue: This is a healthy breed with good strong immune systems
Life Expectancy: average 12 to 14 years

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